Matt Jones

Modified Social Benches

Modified Social Benches, Jeppe Hein
Modified Social Benches, Jeppe Hein Credit: Matt Jones · CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Jeppe Hein’s Modified Social Benches are a set of public benches installed on London’s South Bank. Each one takes the design of a standard public bench and modifies it in playful and extreme ways, to the point where they often lose their function as places to sit.

Perhaps as objects for spontaneous play, they serve more people than they would if they were normal public benches.